One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals. – Michael Korda
You had a great start. You started the race with a bang! You felt great. You thought you would conquer the world.
But then things happen. Things started to act against you. You weren’t feeling well. The weather wasn’t feeling well. There was something going on. You had some difficulties.
And days turned to weeks. And weeks turned to months.
And before you knew it, you had stopped doing it.
To form a new habit, you have to keep on doing it. However, how would you persist if you stopped doing the very thing that is necessary for success?
Stay calm. Don’t take things too seriously. It is OK to fail. It is OK to stop. All you need to do is to pick yourself up again.
Celebrate. Create milestones. Congratulate yourself once you have achieved certain mini goals. It is important to give yourself positive reinforcement.
Get peer support. No man is destined to be an island. Your journey need not to be lonely. We strive better with supportive friends.
Don’t make it a habit to stop. Stopping for a day is fine, but never two days in a row. When you stop for three days, you have to pick it up immediately. The longer you delay on resuming your activities, the harder it is. It feels like the whole world is against you. Pick yourself up immediately whenever you feel like you are left behind.
It is not the end of the world if you would ever fall behind. It is the end of the world if you are to give up on yourself, to give up on your dreams, to give up on your aspirations.
Keep the momentum going.